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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736635/immunotherapy-in-gastrointestinal-cancers
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REVIEW
Patrick Grierson, Kian-Huat Lim, Manik Amin
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers such as gastric, esophageal, pancreas, hepatobiliary, colorectal and anal cancers are a major cause of cancer related mortality worldwide. Traditional treatment options such as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, monoclonal antibodies and anti-angiogenic agents have been the backbone of treatment of GI cancers in various stages. Current cancer research is moving forward to incorporate immunotherapies in the treatment of GI cancers either as single agent or in combination with current available treatment modalities...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733731/novel-laparoscopic-training-system-with-continuously-perfused-ex-vivo-porcine-liver-for-hepatobiliary-surgery
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Wenyan Liu, Xinglong Zheng, Rongqian Wu, Yinbin Jin, Shu Kong, Jianpeng Li, Jianwen Lu, Huan Yang, Xianghua Xu, Yi Lv, Xiaogang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a novel laparoscopic training system with a continuously perfused ex-vivo porcine liver for hepatobiliary surgery. BACKGROUND: Existing models for laparoscopic training, such as box trainers and virtual reality simulators, often fail to provide holistic training and real haptic feedback. We have formulated a new training system that addresses these problems. METHODS: Real-Liver Laptrainer consists of a porcine liver, customized mannequin, ex-vivo machine perfusion system, and monitoring software...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731954/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-single-team-preliminary-experience
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Xiaohui Duan, Bo Jiang, Lixue Zhou, Jianhui Yang, Bingzhang Tian, Huiming Wen, Xianhai Mao
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to describe the authors' experience and the perioperative outcome for laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Perioperative clinical data of 57 consecutive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) procedures performed from January 2014 to May 2016 in the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The median of operative time was 315 minutes (range, 220 to 575 min) and the median of intraoperative estimated blood loss was 200 mL (range, 100 to 550 mL)...
July 20, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730552/the-usefulness-of-patch-repair-using-the-repermeabilized-umbilical-vein-of-the-round-ligament-for-hepatobiliary-malignancies
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Michiro Takahashi, Akio Saiura, Yu Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Patients with tumors invading major veins may require combined resection and reconstruction. However, venous reconstruction often demands complex hepatobiliary and vascular surgical procedures. In this study, we report a simple patch repair technique for venous reconstruction using the repermeabilized umbilical vein of the round ligament. METHODS: We reviewed the outcomes of eleven patients who underwent venous wedge resection and patch repair using the repermeabilized umbilical vein of the round ligament at our institution...
July 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717906/undiagnosed-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Andrew Gdowski, Houssam Osman, Umar Butt, Steve Foster, Dhiresh Rohan Jeyarajah
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstruction of the biliary system may cause hepatic fibrosis and liver failure. The purpose of this study was to define the incidence of unrecognized liver fibrosis in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: Retrospective data were collected on patients undergoing PD during a 21-month period. Each patient had a core needle biopsy at the time of surgery by a hepatobiliary surgeon. RESULTS: This study identified 36 consecutive patients who were referred to a tertiary center and underwent pancreatoduodenectomy during a period of 21 months...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701858/early-experience-in-starting-a-laparoscopic-liver-resection-program-in-greece
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Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Ioannis D Kostakis, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Petros Charalampoudis, Stylianos Kykalos, Gregory Kouraklis, Dimitrios Mantas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic liver resections (LLRs) have gained wider acceptance during the decade as safe and efficient procedures in the management of several benign and malignant diseases when performed by experienced surgeons. We report our initial institutional experience with LLRs performed by 1 certified hepatobiliary surgeon. METHODS: Patients undergoing LLRs by 1 senior hepatobiliary surgeon in our Institution during the period from January 2012 through January 2017 were prospectively sampled and retrospectively analyzed for the purposes of this study...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687148/-99m-tc-mebrofenin-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-predicts-liver-failure-following-major-liver-resection-for-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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Pim B Olthof, Robert J S Coelen, Roelof J Bennink, Michal Heger, Meng F Lam, Marc G Besselink, Olivier R Busch, Krijn P van Lienden, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: Posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) is a threatening complication after liver surgery, especially in perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC). This study aimed to assess the value of preoperative assessment of liver function using (99m)Tc-mebrofenin hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) to predict PHLF in comparison with liver volume in PHC patients. METHODS: All patients who underwent resection of suspected PHC in a single center between 2000 and 2015 were included in the analysis...
July 4, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680700/ultrasonographic-and-clinicopathologic-features-of-segmental-dilatations-of-the-common-bile-duct-in-four-cats
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Heather N Spain, Dominique G Penninck, Cynthia Rl Webster, Evence Daure, Samuel H Jennings
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: This case series documents ultrasonographic and clinicopathologic features of four cats with marked segmental dilatations of the common bile duct (CBD). All cats had additional ultrasonographic changes to the hepatobiliary system, including hepatomegaly, tubular to saccular intra/extrahepatic biliary duct dilatation and biliary debris accumulation. Based on all available data the presence of extrahepatic biliary duct obstruction (EHBDO) was ruled out in 3/4 cases and was equivocal in one case...
January 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660816/the-role-of-antimicrobial-sutures-in-preventing-surgical-site-infection
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D Leaper, P Wilson, O Assadian, C Edmiston, M Kiernan, A Miller, G Bond-Smith, J Yap
INTRODUCTION Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) are falling following widespread and enforced introduction of guidelines, particularly those that have addressed antibiotic resistant pathogens such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus or emergent pathogens such as Clostridium difficile, but no such decline has been seen in the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI), either in the UK, the EU or the US. SSI is one of the HCAIs, which are all avoidable complications of a surgical patient's pathway through both nosocomial and community care...
July 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655081/-prognostic-analysis-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-treated-by-surgery-combined-with-intraoperative-radiofrequency-ablation
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R Mao, J J Zhao, X Y Bi, H Zhao, Z Y Li, Z Huang, Y F Zhang, X Chen, H J Hu, X L Wu, X H Hu, J Q Cai
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of intraoperative radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of colorectal liver metastasis (CLM). Methods: A retrospectively analysis of 187 patients with CLM who underwent liver resection with or without RFA from January 2009 to August 2016 in Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences was performed. According to whether RFA was used intraoperatively, patients were divided into resection only group and combined treatment group...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644516/hemostatic-efficiency-of-modern-topical-sealants-comparative-evaluation-after-liver-resection-and-splenic-laceration-in-a-swine-model
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Hamidreza Fonouni, Arash Kashfi, Ali Majlesara, Oliver Stahlheber, Lukas Konstantinidis, Negin Gharabaghi, Thomas W Kraus, Arianeb Mehrabi, Hani Oweira
Parenchymal transection during hepatobiliary surgery can disrupt small vasculature or bile ducts, which could be managed difficultly. Sealants are helpful tools to achieve better hemostasis. The aim of this study is to analyze the hemostatic efficiency of four modern sealants in a porcine model. In this study, 40 landrace pigs were assigned equally to the control (without sealant) and four sealant groups. Standardized liver resection and splenic lesions were performed and left without using sealant (control) or treated with one of the following sealants: TachoSil(®) , Tissucol Duo(®) , Coseal(®) , and FloSeal(®) ...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641762/laparoscopic-versus-robotic-surgery-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-first-46-consecutive-cases
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Paolo Magistri, Giuseppe Tarantino, Cristiano Guidetti, Giacomo Assirati, Tiziana Olivieri, Roberto Ballarin, Andrea Coratti, Fabrizio Di Benedetto
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma has a growing incidence worldwide, and represents a leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Nowadays, minimally invasive approaches are spreading in every field of surgery and in liver surgery as well. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed demographics, clinical, and pathologic characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients who had undergone minimally invasive resections for hepatocellular carcinoma at our institution between June 2012 and May 2016...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624053/radiologic-evaluation-of-vasculobiliary-anatomy-in-the-umbilical-fissure
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Gu-Wei Ji, Fei-Peng Zhu, Ke Wang, Yong-Xiang Xia, Chen-Yu Jiao, Zi-Cheng Shao, Xiang-Cheng Li
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of vasculobiliary anatomy in the umbilical fissure (U-point) is pivotal for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PCCA) applied to right-sided hepatectomy. The purpose of our study was to review the vasculobiliary anatomy in the U-point using three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction technique, to investigate the diagnostic ability of 2D scans to evaluate anatomic variations, and to discuss its surgical implications. METHODS: A retrospective study of 159 patients with Bismuth type I, II, and IIIa PCCA, who received surgery at our institution from November 2012 to September 2016, was conducted...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609799/hemostatic-complications-in-hepatobiliary-surgery
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Sarah Bos, William Bernal, Robert Porte, Ton Lisman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600711/what-s-in-a-name-tensions-between-formal-and-informal-communities-of-practice-among-regional-subspecialty-cancer-surgeons
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Simon C Kitto, Rachel E Grant, Jennifer Peller, Carol-Anne Moulton, Steven Gallinger
In 2007 the Cancer Care Ontario Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic (HPB) Community of Practice was formed during the wake of provincial regionalization of HPB services in Ontario, Canada. Despite being conceptualized within the literature as an educational intervention, communities of practice (CoP) are increasingly being adopted in healthcare as quality improvement initiatives. A qualitative case study approach using in-depth interviews and document analysis was employed to gain insight into the perceptions and attitudes of the HPB surgeons in the CoP...
June 9, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595819/risk-factors-and-prediction-model-for-inpatient-surgical-site-infection-after-major-abdominal-surgery
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Aslam Ejaz, Carl Schmidt, Fabian M Johnston, Steve M Frank, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a common source of postoperative morbidity and a marker of surgical quality. The ability to predict the incidence of SSIs is limited and most models have poor predictive value. We sought to identify risk factors associated with SSIs and develop a prediction model for SSIs after major abdominal surgery. METHODS: A total of 1744 patients undergoing pancreatic, hepatobiliary, and colorectal resections between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2013 at Johns Hopkins Hospital were identified...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593266/wireless-monitoring-program-of-patient-centered-outcomes-and-recovery-before-and-after-major-abdominal-cancer-surgery
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Virginia Sun, Sinziana Dumitra, Nora Ruel, Byrne Lee, Laleh Melstrom, Kurt Melstrom, Yanghee Woo, Stephen Sentovich, Gagandeep Singh, Yuman Fong
Importance: A combined subjective and objective wireless monitoring program of patient-centered outcomes can be carried out in patients before and after major abdominal cancer surgery. Objective: To conduct a proof-of-concept pilot study of a wireless, patient-centered outcomes monitoring program before and after major abdominal cancer surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this proof-of-concept pilot study, patients wore wristband pedometers and completed online patient-reported outcome surveys (symptoms and quality of life) 3 to 7 days before surgery, during hospitalization, and up to 2 weeks after discharge...
June 7, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589237/choledochal-malformation-in-children-lessons-learned-from-a-dutch-national-study
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Maria H A van den Eijnden, Ruben H J de Kleine, Ivo de Blaauw, Paul G J M Peeters, Bart P G Koot, Matthijs W N Oomen, Cornelius E J Sloots, W G van Gemert, David C van der Zee, L W E van Heurn, Henkjan J Verkade, Jim C H Wilde, Jan B F Hulscher
INTRODUCTION: A choledochal malformation (CM) is a rare entity, especially in the Western world. We aimed to determine the incidence of CM in the Netherlands and the outcome of surgery for CM in childhood. METHODS: All pediatric patients who underwent a surgical procedure for type I-IV CM between 1989 and 2014 were entered into the Netherlands Study group on choledochal cyst/malformation. Patients with type V CM were excluded from the present analysis. Symptoms, surgical details, short-term (<30 days) and long-term (>30 days) complications were studied retrospectively...
June 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583725/evolution-of-laparoscopic-surgery-in-a-high-volume-hepatobiliary-unit-150-consecutive-pure-laparoscopic-hepatectomies
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Santiago López-Ben, Alejandro Ranea, M Teresa Albiol, Laia Falgueras, Ernesto Castro, Margarida Casellas, Antoni Codina-Barreras, Joan Figueras
INTRODUCTION: Compared to other surgical areas, laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has not been widely implemented and currently less than 20% of hepatectomies are performed laparoscopically worldwide. The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility, and the ratio of implementation of LLR in our department. METHODS: We analyzed a prospectively maintained database of 749 liver resections performed during the last 10-year period in a single centre. RESULTS: A total of 150 (20%) consecutive pure LLR were performed between 2005 and 2015...
May 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567451/robotic-assisted-right-hepatectomy-via-anterior-approach-for-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Sanjay Goja, Manoj K Singh, Rohan Jagat Chaudhary, Arvinder S Soin
Major hepatic resection, especially right hepatectomy, has been successfully performed by specialized hepatobiliary centers using the robotic platform with low morbidity, conversion rates and outcomes comparable to laparoscopic and open surgery. The authors report a case of robotic-assisted right hepatectomy done for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma using anterior approach, after right portal vein embolisation for future liver remnant volume enhancement.
May 2017: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
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